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Bxr-Linda
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I am looking at an idea book, Scrap Simple.

There is a layout where the text/journaling is printed in the shape of a star. (Hopefully I described this correctly.)

Of course, the book doesn't say how it's done. It simply says, "Try using an unusual shape for your text to draw your reader in."

I searched here and couldn't find anything. I've seen threads about printing in a circle. I'm familiar with the WordArt shapes in Word, but I've never seen a star.

I suppose it could be done by creating a text box for each line of the star and then moving them around to create the shape. This seems pretty tedious.

Anyone know how this is done?


 
Bxr-Linda
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Never mind!
I just figured out a way to do it.

I have MS Publisher. I created an autoshape (star). Then I typed text boxes, sized, rotated, and moved them to fit the 'legs' of the star. I then deleted the star shape, and the text remains in the shape of a star!

A bit tedious, but kinda cool!


 
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There are also cd's with fonts on them. Some of them have Journaling Boxes that are many different shapes. You journal inside and make it whatever size you desire.


 
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Before all these new improved programs, I shaped my text into the shape of a fish. I drew the fish and used the layout of the fish to stick to the computer screen for reference. Boy has times changed! PS LO took me 3 hours (2 for the fish design and wording to fit perfectly!)


 
Bxr-Linda
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I am sure there is some software that does this easily.
I figured it out using what I have, so that's good.

What I was referring to was not a shaped text box, but a shape where the text made the outline of the shape. I'm sure that's clear as mud!

I'll have to see if I can post an example here (later when I have time).


 
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  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I am sure there is some software that does this easily.
I figured it out using what I have, so that's good.

What I was referring to was not a shaped text box, but a shape where the text made the outline of the shape. I'm sure that's clear as mud!

I'll have to see if I can post an example here (later when I have time).



Unfortunately, I was referring to the same thing. I like the text to form the shape without any lines. Soon, I'll have to post a picture of my fish.


 
Bxr-Linda
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  • scrappingaddict Said:
  • Bxr-Linda Said:
I am sure there is some software that does this easily.
I figured it out using what I have, so that's good.

What I was referring to was not a shaped text box, but a shape where the text made the outline of the shape. I'm sure that's clear as mud!

I'll have to see if I can post an example here (later when I have time).



Unfortunately, I was referring to the same thing. I like the text to form the shape without any lines. Soon, I'll have to post a picture of my fish.




I thought we were on the "same page".
It looked like the post above you maybe was referring to a box of text in a shape. (E.g. Like a paragraph where the left and right margins vary so the whole block looks like a circle.)

This is so hard to describe without a visual.


 
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Neat! I'll have to try!


 
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I think I understand...there are directions on my blog for writing in any shape you want. You draw the shape so if you wanted a star, you'd draw a star (or a heart, or whatever. I'm sure you could trace/import the shape. Then you "attach" your words to the papth and voila, it's the text instead of the line...Here's a free form wave as an example....if this is what you mean, here's the blog link. http://scrapbook.com/blogs/28018/view/1228 27.html

Writing on a freeform line/sqiggle By Scraperfect




 
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I think I understand...there are directions on my blog for writing in any shape you want. You draw the shape so if you wanted a star, you'd draw a star (or a heart, or whatever. I'm sure you could trace/import the shape. Then you "attach" your words to the papth and voila, it's the text instead of the line...Here's a free form wave as an example....if this is what you mean, here's the blog link. http://scrapbook.com/blogs/28018/view/1228 27.html

Writing on a freeform line/sqiggle By Scraperfect






Thanks!
Yup, that is what I meant. And you know, I saw your post about this before too.

I was frustrated that the idea book I saw the star in didn't give any clue how it was done, just "try this... " Aghhh!

I figured out another way to do the star, so I'll have a couple of options if I ever want to do this.


 
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Very neat - I'll have to give this a try!!


 
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P.S. I just found out today that if you want to cut out the words with your Cricut/ SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot), you use object to path instead of text to path. Evidently, SCAl needs objects not text. I will try this soon...and hopefully add it to my blog.


 
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So, is this what you wanted? I just had to try...



 
Bxr-Linda
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Yes, that's basically what I was looking at.

The example I saw, each 'leg' of the star was a sentence of journaling. It was printed pretty big, with the photo laid out in the center.


 
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That would be pretty easy... I just typed STAR enough times to fit around the outside of the shape.




 
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